Rare Chance to see Inside a Mormon Temple


Next month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open the doors of the

Montreal Quebec Temple to media and the public. The temple, which has undergone an extensive renovation, is

located at 1450 Boulevard Marie-Victorin in Longueuil. More than 1000 Mormons in the Ottawa-Gatineau area use

this temple on a regular basis.

Media Briefing

A media briefing and preview tour will be held on Tuesday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel next to the

temple. A senior Church leader, Elder Kent F. Richards, will address the media and explain why the temple is

significant to Latter-day Saints. Following the briefing, members of the media will receive a guided tour of the

interior of the temple.

The briefing and tour will last about 90 minutes. After the tour, Elder Richards and other Church spokespeople will

be available for individual interviews. No cameras will be allowed in the temple, but high-quality interior photos

will be provided on both a flash drive and at www.mormonnewsroom.ca.

To attend the media briefing, please contact Gail Haarsma at the coordinates below.

Public Open House

The general public and any media unable to attend the November 3 tour are invited to tour the temple from

Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, November 14, 2015, except for Sunday, November 8. Free reservations

for the open house can be made by visiting www.templeopenhouse.lds.org starting October 19 or by calling 1-855-

537-2000. Tours will consist of a 10-minute video followed by a 30-minute walking tour through the temple.

Dedication and Cultural Celebration

Following the public open house, the temple will be formally rededicated on November 22. It will then be closed to

the public. The dedication will be preceded by a cultural celebration featuring music and dance by the youth of the

Church, to be held on the evening of November 21 at Monument-National.

Background Information

Latter-day Saint temples differ from the chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are

considered “houses of the Lord” where the teachings of Jesus Christ are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and

other ceremonies that unite families for eternity. More information about the purpose of temples is available at

www.mormonnewsroom.ca. More information on Ottawa Mormons can be found on Facebook at “Ottawa


OttawaStart Staff



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